You were curious to know your exam result, but then you find that you have failed!!
For some students it was expected considering their past performance, exam preparation and the way they wrote their exam papers. But for some students this is shocking news!! Shock of failure depends on what loss is associated with it. For example, when you failed in 3-4 subjects of FY(First year) or SY was still all right as you were allowed to go to next level(sem/year), No big loss!! So that time failing in 3-4 subjects did not matter much, But now one backlog of TY has resulted into year down…. a loss of 1 year. What now?
Off course temporary remedy is applying for revaluation / re-verification, which might work in some exceptional cases. But what about time factor? By the time you get revaluation result, you might miss out the current opportunities. In case you failed in only one subject then I will recommend you to apply for revaluation and take provisional admission. This will save your one year if your revaluation result is success. Before you apply for revaluation, ask following few questions to yourself.
- Did I really study well for this paper?
- Was I comfortable about this subject?
- What are internal test marks showing?
- How well I wrote the paper? How many marks paper I attempted? How many answers were correct?
Applying for revaluation or re-verification will be good idea only if you are very sure about your performance. Don’t just rely fully on reval/re-verification result, better start studying for that paper. Focus on your weakness Identify your weakness in the subject and work on it? Find out, from where you can learn those concepts/programs/problems/topics? I am sure there will be some good learning sources like notes, books, friends, seniors, teachers, classes or internet. Now this year you don’t have college, so you have lot of time free which you can utilize for reading from reference books and making your own notes. Collect previous question papers and solve them following time constrain, get them checked from respective subject teachers. Find out your mistakes and learn from them. Try to look at answer papers of scholar students, see how they write paper and learn how to score good marks. Best utilization of 1 year You will be appearing for exam in October and its results will be out somewhere in December. Even if you pass in December, you will have to wait till June for the next course as Pune University’s academic year starts in June. (This I really hate as most of the Indian universities start their academic year in June and there are no admissions in between. Whereas foreign universities have 2 to 3 intakes per year. Some of the universities even allow to complete some subjects in vacation. Indian universities should not punish students for 1 whole year for few backlogs. University can make their exam department more effective and conduct re-exams immediately after one month of declaration of result.) This does not mean that you should lose your 1 year. You can make best utilization of your entire one year. Till backlog exam you should study for your failed subjects thoroughly from basics. Make sure now you score well and achieve desired percentage. Mere Passing is not enough!! Sometimes passing with just 40 marks is not enough. Many companies demand for first class during placements. Even for appearing some government exams there is certain percentage required. I know some students who purposefully failed in one or two subjects so that they cover up required marks in those failed subjects and achieve first class. I also know some students who take break for 1 year and give Class improvement exam(University allow reappearing for 3 papers and considers best performance marks) Once you finish your backlog exam, learn something of your interest that will help you in future for making money(job/business). Exploring different Career options Last 3 years you were busy in college activities(lectures, practical, coaching classes), you hardly got time to analyze yourself or explore different career options. Now since you are free for 1 year, do some proper research and explore various career options that are suitable to you. May be you will find something that may act as turning point of your life. Preparing for Entrance exams Some students were preparing for MBA entrance along with their TY. As their focus and energy was divided, they could neither focus on their academics nor on CET / CAT. As a result they either get so-so college for MBA or fail in some TY subject. Good idea was they should have focused on TY last year and Prepare for MBA entrance this year. Any ways, since you are free for 1 year now, you can prepare for all such entrances dedicatedly. Time is Money Convert your free time into money. Get some job and start earning to support all your needs. It becomes embarrassing to ask money from your parents every time, especially now when you have lost 1 academic year. This working experience will definitely help you in future. It will be great if you get some job in your interested area. On job you will learn more than text books. If you really make good money then you can even afford to learn further whatever you like on your own. At the end what I will suggest is, Take every failure in positive way. Remember, Every failed step is getting one step closer to Success. Look at the example of Thomas Edison, he was successful in inventing bulb in his 1000th attempt and he says that “he learnt 999 ways of how we can’t make bulb”. Academic Success is not the everything in Life. That’s not true measurement of SUCCESS.
Identify your strength, everybody has some. Try to excel in your strength area. Everybody can’t have their blood group B +ve, but at least you can be positive.